Writer: The Tuckster
Date:Thursday October 3 2013
After yesterday's news that a young Arsenal player had been fined by the FA after making racist comments during an U18 Premier League match between Arsenal and Norwich City, another bad news story about racism has surfaced today.
Norwich City have today released the following statement:
'The Club has been made aware of racist language about our Manager Chris Hughton posted on an unofficial fans` Facebook page in the last few days and the matter has been reported to the Police as a hate crime.
'Following last weekend`s victory for the Canaries away to Stoke, unacceptable terminology was used on the Facebook page "**OFFICIAL**!!! Ipswich - Norwich fans banter/insult/joke page". It should be stressed the site is in no way officially affiliated to either club.
'Kick It Out, football's equality and inclusion campaign, has reported the comments made as a hate crime to the Police and Norwich City totally supports this stance. We are in dialogue with Kick It Out and Ipswich Town and will co-operate fully with the Police investigation into the incident.
'We have a zero tolerance policy on racism and all other forms of discrimination and any supporter found guilty of racist abuse faces a lifetime ban from Carrow Road in addition to any punishment handed out by the courts.'
It seems that a small number of racist people cannot help themselves when it comes to using the internet (or watching/playing the game for that matter). Bringing this sort of thing to the public's attention and reporting it to the Police is the only way to sort these knuckle heads out - what a disgrace.
Let's get back to talking about and watching the beautiful game that we all love as soon as possible, eh?
Date:Thursday October 3 2013
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